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Abdominal pain on left side. Appendix removed via keyhole surgery. Suggestions?

Hi I had my appendix removed via keyhole surgery 3 weeks ago everything went well and I was able to go home the following morning was on pain relief for jus over a week I went back to work a week later too. But the past 5 days I have had seriously bad pains in the left hand side of my tummy just by my belly button. It very hard to sit stand walk and bend. Is this normal
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
It is hard to say is it normal. Any pain is abnormal but it is questionable is it casued by intarabdominal inflammation or abdominal wall disorder. Usual intraabdominal cause can be gallbladder stones, diverticulitis, ureteral stones, or pelvic organs infection if you are female. I sugest to do basic blood work and ultrasounds first and then CT scan if pain persist. ALso if you are older than 50 you should do colonoscopy.Wish you good health.
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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